LAST SHOWINGS: Nightcrawler (15). Tonight at 6pm. Interstellar (PG). Tonight at 8.30pm.
Mr Turner (12A). Featuring Timothy Spall in the title role as Britain’s greatest landscape artist J. M. W. Turner, this is Mike Leigh’s first biopic since 1999’s scrutiny of Gilbert and Sullivan. Spall, as the muttering, opinionated eccentric delivers a performance amply justifying his Best Actor award at Cannes. Turner’s run-ins with the Royal Academy and his sometimes peculiar techniques are handled with humour and admirable impartiality. A joy to behold. Friday and Saturday at 5.30pm, Sunday at 5pm, Monday at 5.30pm, Tuesday at 4.45pm, Wednesday at 8.15pm, next Thursday at 5.30pm.
St Vincent (12A). The titular St Vincent de Van Nuys (Bill Murray) is a grouchy, hard-drinking war veteran. He’s living a rackety, self-indulgent suburban life when along comes a new neighbour (Melissa McCarthy) with a smarty-pants 12-year-old son (Jaeden Lieberher) who needs babysitting. Inevitable chaos ensues as St Vincent resolves to teach the boy ‘how the world works’. Melfi’s script brilliantly complements Murray’s trademark deadpan delivery and faultless timing. Friday and Monday at 8.30pm, Tuesday at 2.30pm, Wednesday at 6pm, next Thursday at 8.30pm.
Paddington (PG). Arriving in London from his native Peru, our bewildered ursine hero Paddington (voiced by Ben Whishaw) is befriended by kindly Mr and Mrs Brown (Hugh Bonneville and Sally Hawkins) and embarks on a series of delightful adventures. This charming amalgam of CGI, animatronics and live action will enchant fans of the original books, old and new. Saturday at 3.15pm, Sunday at 2.45pm.
Fury (15). Brad Pitt’s second WWII film has him commanding the rickety crew of an inadequately armoured Sherman tank slogging through Europe toward the war’s end. With its relentless battle scenes, filmed with murky, muddy realism in Britain, the fearful claustrophobia of tank warfare has never been better realised. Saturday at 8.30pm, Sunday at 8pm.
Exhibition: Girl with a Pearl Earring. Tuesday at 7.45pm.